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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 129 days ago 1637 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Aside from our woodshop here is Arizona, we have a 8×10 shed where a lot of the work gets done. Ours had a rickety workbench made of 2×2 legs with the pegboard fastened to it on the back on long 2×2’s. Consequently when I tried to saw anything, the whole bench danced and everything dropped from the pegboard. I could only handle this for one or two times and the old bench had to go.
This new bench is built on 3- 2×4 rectangles. This is because of the proximity of the shed to back of the trailer as seen in the 3rd picture. I could not turn a bench to get it in there and this was a cheap way to build it. The shelves had to be cut in 2 lengthwise to be installed but that was okay. It is 22” deep and 85” long. It has cross bracing in both directions for stability and it stays put when you saw on it. It may get some drawers in that top opening next year but I wanted to make it a visual shop so I had everything out in the open so I can see right where it is. I still need containers for screws etc.

The pegboard was mounted to frames built onto the walls and independent from the bench. It is on 2 walls now and I will post the little holding devices in another project posting. The last 2 shots are of the pegboard that went in first.

It not a Roubo bench by any means but it fits the setting. I added outlets ina few places around the shed and and an easy to reach light switch that i can find in the dark!!

Now I have a close place to work on small projects and do some finishing out of the wind and the dust in the woodshop.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 129 days ago

A neat looking bench for your work Jim, when do the projects start coming.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Grumpy

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#2 posted 129 days ago

Jim, all you need now is a good layer of sawdust.
Your shed looks as confined as mine.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 129 days ago

Considering the size & space limitations, I’d say that came really nice Jim.
Looks good and sturdy too.
Good job.

-- Having fun...Eric

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shipwright

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#4 posted 129 days ago

That’s a fine sturdy looking bench Jim and you still have lots of room for a chevalet.
Life can’t be bad when you have two shops.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 129 days ago

Looks similar to the first one I ever built in my late teens living at home. Not the prettiest but sturdy. Remember there are homes away from homes and workbenches away from homes.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Todd Barrone

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#6 posted 129 days ago

I looks like it fits well, nice looking bench.

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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CFrye

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#7 posted 129 days ago

Nice solution to the cramped entry way Jim! Keep the projects coming!

-- God bless, Candy

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 129 days ago

Glad to see that you have a place to function. Keep them coming sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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stefang

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#9 posted 129 days ago

Looks good Jim. Sometimes we need to scale our work to the shop and not the other way around. Your bench looks very stable and very useful. I imagine that the weather is so good there in Arizona that you can do a lot of your woodworking outdoors. I wish I had that option, but the weather here is just too unpredictable with all the rain and wind we get, even in the summer.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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oldrivers

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#10 posted 129 days ago

Way to go! Looks good, a win, win project, Practical, sturdy and very functional enjoy it, and have a great day.

-- LAUS DEO!

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 129 days ago

Jim, this will certainly be a nice addition to your shed near your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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nomercadies

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#12 posted 129 days ago

Jim Prolific Jakosh

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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luv2learn

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#13 posted 129 days ago

It works Jim, that is all that counts. Nice job.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 129 days ago

Very good, Jim…

Looks like you solved your bench problems!

COOL design…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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peteg

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#15 posted 129 days ago

Very timely Jim, I am starting from scratch on my w/shop at our new home, this looks a practical & sturdy workhorse for you & the troops.
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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